Jurors in a child s*x abuse trial was told that a young girl was ‘passed around’ and had intercourse with more than 100 men by the time she was 16.
The girl claims that the abuse took place between 1998 and 2001, and started when she was just 13 years old. She cannot be named for legal reasons.
The video of her account was played at the trial of eight Asian men accused of se*ual abuse of five girls over a period from 1998 to 2003.
The men were arrested and charged as part of Operation Stovewood, which was launched after the Rotherham grooming scandal.
Sheffield Crown Court heard on Friday how her number would be passed around between the men, and others ‘demanding’ to meet her.
“I can honestly say that by the age of 16 I had slept with 100 Asian men – some I didn’t see again.
The ones who come and use you for one time are the ones who are hard to remember.
As soon as you get to know them your number gets passed around.
Asian lads demanding to meet you – then you meet a new group and it went on like that.
I didn’t know at the time I was being passed around when I was 13 but I know now I’m older.”
Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, and Tanweer Ali, 37, were both accused of indecently assaulting the girl when she was under the age of 16, between 1998 and 2001. They have been aged between 17 and 20 during the alleged period of offending.
The victim sais that she initially disliked Ali Akhtar of Rotherham, but eventually ‘fell’ for the delivery driver when he made her ‘feel special’ by visiting her ‘every day’. She fell pregnant with his baby at the age of 14, and gave birth to her son when she was 15. The s*xual activity with Ali Akhtar continued during her pregnancy.
She says that she ‘tricked’ him into meeting him after their son was born, when he visited her ‘hoping for intercourse’. She never saw him again after that. According to the victim, Ali Akhtar also allegedly abused her sister and said that the abuse they suffered made them feel as their childhoods were ‘snatched away’.
“Before, we would just enjoy going on holiday with our granddad but we had advantage taken of us – we were children one minute and adults the next.
We were snatched away.” – she says
Ali, also of Rotherham, along with Ali Akhtar are on trial with six other men, all accused of committing the historic s*x offenses in Rotherham.
They face a total of 28 counts of s*xual abuse of five girls over the period from 1998 to 2003. The trial continues.